Bursaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Friday, 21 September 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu (Bursa).
Istanbul continued to shine five days ago when they stormed past Antalyaspor 4-0 in front of the home patch. They won four of five so far on the season and share the very top of the league ladder together with Galatasaray and Kasimpasa. Can Abdullah Avci’s troops back up such fine set of displays and make it four wins on the trot on Friday when they travel to Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu to take on Bursaspor?
The hosts are one of four teams without a victory in five games. However, they drew as many as four of them, meaning it’s hard to expect an easy straightforward affair for Avci and his lads here. The Green Crocodiles were pretty tough to break down of late shipping just three goals in last four matches. As many as three of these saw identical 1-1 scoreline, while the thread of the draws began with a goalless result against Kayserispor just over a month ago.
Bursaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Head-to-head
The Green Crocodiles were not a threat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the last couple of years.
Istanbul won five and drew one of last six meetings with Bursa.
Bursaspor did not score a single goal in last four encounters with Basaksehir.
Bursaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Prediction
Samer Aybaba’s men struggled for goals so far in the season. They failed to find the back of the net on more than four occasions in five games. Given they’ll be up against a stern defensive line of Istanbul, backing the visitors to keep a clean sheet has value at the 3.00 odds.
Obviously, both the most recent H2H tradition and the form suggests an away win and we will back it as the main betting option at the odds of 2.05. Avci has five different players with two or more goals in his ranks.
The former Premier League a star Emmanuel Adebayor is the most lethal of all and he will no doubts be the man to look after here.
Bursaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Bet Tips
• Istanbul Basaksehir to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
• Istanbul Basaksehir to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).